Blogs

  • I spoke, sold and teach

    Last night I went to my Alma Matter, The Fashion Institute of Techology and gave a small talk to a silk painting class. The teacher was one of my favorites when I went to school there, Zsu Zsi Dalquist. Or at least I hope that is how you spell it. Zsu...

  • There’s No Place Like Home––Announcing the Quilting Arts 2009 Calendar Winners

    "Window into Home 2" by Natalya Aikens We said we’d publicize the 2009 Quilting Arts “Celebrate Home” Calendar winners on May 23, but hey, the decision has been made so why keep mum about it? (Plus we want to display the winning quilts at Quilt...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 13 May 2008
  • Today's the day! SAQA Reverse Auction and Close of Giveaway

    Here’s a good way to start the workweek: Want to buy an art quilt? Today the reverse auction commences to benefit SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates). I am on the SAQA Board and I can tell you this is a very organized, forward-thinking organization supporting...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 10 Nov 2008
  • Are You Missing Something?

    It wasn't until I packed away all the Christmas decorations, swept up the crumbs from the goodies we'd been nibbling, and tidied the house for my mom's visit last weekend, that I realized: something was missing.

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    Posted to Quilting Daily by Quilting Daily on 20 Jan 2011
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  • Welcome!

    I’ve always been slow to catch onto anything hip (proven by the fact that I’ve yet to watch a single episode of “Project Runway”). Yet I’d get email after email from friends and colleagues who’d apprise me that they were journaling on the Net, and for...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 10 Feb 2006
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  • You be the judge! Announcing the finalists for our 2010 Cloth Paper Scissors Calendar Contest

    Thanks to everyone who participated in our first-ever calendar contest for Cloth Paper Scissors. Interpretations for the theme, “Life is a box of______”, ran the gamut but the most popular responses illustrated with thread, glue, paper, and...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 20 Mar 2009
  • Inquiring Minds

    Are you dabbling? Have you been experimenting with a new technique or material (or mastering an old one)? Or maybe you're dreaming of creating something but haven't had time? What have you been up to? To keep (or jumpstart) those creative juices...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 21 Apr 2006
  • How to Applique: Fuse or Needle Turn?

    Hi Everyone! Do you prefer fused or needle-turn applique? Do you do a little of both? In what circumstances? We're having a convo about it over on our Facebook page, and want you to join the discussion. So come on over and join us on the Quilting...

    Posted to Quilting Daily by Quilting Daily on 23 Sep 2011
  • Giveaway Winners

    Thank you to everyone who took the time to participate in the giveaway by sharing tips, tricks, and words of wisdom on how to incorporate depth and perspective into art quilts. It was so much fun to learn more about how different quilters tackle design...

    Posted to Ellen's Blog by ellen seeburger on 26 Aug 2011
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  • First Friday Giveaway Winners!

    Wow! There were so many incredible answers. I loved hearing about everyone's Friday quilt adventures. The randomly-selected winners of the Quilting Arts First Friday Giveaway are... Kathy Mueller Zimmly Nancy Young Kay Mousner Gumbeau gooneybird Samantha...

    Posted to Ellen's Blog by ellen seeburger on 15 Apr 2011
  • Fabric Giveaway Winner

    First of all, I want to thank all of you for sharing your wonderful memories - it was truly a treat to read them! The randomly picked winner of the fabric bundle is Linda B@9 ! Linda, please email me at lmurray@interweave.com with your mailing address...

  • Late Breaking News: International Quilt Association's "Celebrate Spring!"

    The Iceman (has) cometh,  now please go-eth... Above: View of my driveway from my garage. Raise your hand if you: • Have been generally freezing the last two months and can't get warm • Have pulled your back out shoveling snow • And have cracked...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 12 Jan 2009
  • Those Tanagers

    It is no surprise that I am a bird geek. I love 'em. Birder's World magazine is my drug of choice. I get a new issue and closet myself in quietude until I have turned every page and looked for the best bird photo, checked out my must-read articles...

    Posted to Melanie Testa’s Blog by MellyT on 16 Sep 2009
  • The winner is?

    I added the two blog comments together, 10 from my Author blog and 27 from my personal blog and used a random number generator to choose a number between 1 and 37. Drum Roll please! Debbie L. I am going to Houston tomorrow at 8:15 a.m. so please excuse...

  • Is there an author in the house?

    Here at Quilting Arts/ Cloth Paper Scissors headquarters, we have been holding our collective breath for a while now, anxiously awaiting the arrival of….drum roll… Cate's book ! Many moons ago, our features editor, Cate Coulacos Prato , did us proud...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 8 Oct 2008